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    July 27, 2011
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northwest. we will see sunshine as we have through the day today. the high temperature, 89. summertime warmth. it will feel better. we'll come back and check the forecast going into the weekend. the heat will come back. first we say good morning to sarah. >> great to have you back. we're doing pretty well on the area roads. we have construction on 95. breaking news. this is near 38th. there are some closures in the fact. traveling south on 95, we have two left lane close with construction. you can see a back up developing. the entire beltway looks fine. no problems on any of the other roadways. near 38th, watch for closures.
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this is the west side. so far so good in both loops. this is traffic at the topside at the harrisburg expressway. we are problem free at the moment. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> we are falling breaking news. fire crews on the scene as a fire at north baltimore. >> this happened in hampden. jennifer franciotti is live on the same. good morning. >> right now this avenue is shut down at 41st street in the southbound direction only. we will give you a live view of what is going on. heading northbound from 41st street, you can. these closures remain in effect. with this row house fire was near the st. mary's senior center. everyone at the senior center is just fine. some residents came out to see
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what happened. the fire was on a row house just before 3:00 a.m. a woman was staying inside that house. she got outside safely but did suffered burns to her hands. firefighters believe this fire happens on the third floor. they do not know what caused this fire. this rowhouses is now on and have little. the folks living there will have to find a new place to stay -- the row house is now on in habitable. >> the teenager accused of stealing a baby faces charges. jonae boozer will be charged as an adult. she will be brought back to baltimore for a bail hearing. >> house gop leaders have
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postponed a vote on a plan to trade more than $1 trillions for an increase on the borrowing cap. republicans have trouble gaining support from conservatives. they are unhappy about the promised budget. 11 news went to washington to here with the leaders you sent to capitol hill have to say about the stalemate. >> that is on excusable. >> dozens rallied in frederick. thousands of others lit up the phones on capitol hill. maryland lawmakers acknowledge ordinary americans are frustrated and angry. >> i am prepared to compromise. speaker boehner needs to bring in the extreme elements of the
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house and say it is time to compromise. >> we should reach agreement. there is a group within the house of representatives in the republican majority that is decided they will draw the line. they did not want to make reasonable compromise. >> andy harris insist a balanced budget amendment is part of the process. >> a balanced amendment is part of this mix. we're disappointed the president rejected out of hand. >> i don't think that proposal would be able to get out of the house. a lot of conservative and tea saying they don't like that one. >> the democrats have given. we're willing to make cuts. we have voted on three separate packages. we are willing to make changes.
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we cannot compromise with only yourself. >> according to a poll, up 56% of americans say a solution is a mix of spending cuts and tax increases. time is running out. >> it is getting to the point where it is affecting our country and our stability. ,f we don't resolve this issue we're going to have serious problems. >> kai reed reporting for wbal- tv 11 news. >> to better understand the specifics, we have posted a guide on our website. go to wbaltv.com and click on project economy. >> the possibility of generating revenue by extending the sales tax. cable tv, golf courses, and taxi cabs were some of the services
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mentioned. some believe such a measure could be introduced in a special general assembly session. otis rolley wants to lower the tax rate. his tax plan would impose a property tax on the first $200,000 of a home's value. he would raise taxes on the vacant properties by up to 10%. >> they call the city government bloated. how would respond to that? >> i can understand the word. it doesn't make sense. bloated is a description. bloated how? where is the fat in the budget?
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>> some businesses in detroit are using cash to try to attract workers. this is more of a push to get people to live in downtown detroit. a $20,000 forgivable loan. so far of five companies are taking part in this program. that brings us to our water cooler question of the day. what to you think of businesses using financial incentives to attract workers living in the city? you can share your response at wbaltv.com and on our facebook page, or send us an e-mail to watercooler@wbaltv.com. >> interesting concept. 5:07. an olympic medalist takes his own life. >> an extension for the imf leaders accused of assaulting a hotel maid. >> this is the beltway at
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wilkins avenue. traffic is
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>> welcome back. beautiful shot downtown. 81 degrees at the maryland science center appeared it will feel better. we have a wind shift go through late last night. it will be a warm day but it will feel much better. let's look to the current conditions outside the city. 60's in the northern suburbs. 68 in taneytown. mostly sunny skies. warm but comfortable with a high temperature around 89 degrees. we'll come back and check the forecast going into the weekend. >> and olympic silver medalist is found dead and police are calling it a suicide. police say jeret peterson called 911 before shooting himself on
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monday evening. it is reported a suicide note was found near his car. he was a freestyle skiers who won the silver at the winter games in vancouver. he admitted to having thoughts of suicide. the court date for dominique strauss-kahn has been pushed back. the lawyers agreed to put off the august 1 date to later in the month. the hope prosecutors love decided to dismiss the case. he denies the charges. prosecutors say the case is weekend. >> new york city's finest rescue a puppy out at sea. the puppy was brought in from germany. he jumped out of a car and went into the water.
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he did the dog paddle for about 40 minutes until officers showed up. that was nice of them. >> oh, boy. 5:12. 72 degrees on tv hill. more bad news for the borders bookstore appeared a last ditch effort to keep some stores open fell through. >> the future of the desktop. >> looking at some delays on southbound 95. we'll update you on what to expect coming out of the northeast. northeast.
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>> now traffic pulse 11 and insta-weather plus together. >> good morning to you. sarah caldwell checking on your morning commute. not bad with the few exceptions. we have closures along roland avenue because of fire activity. construction is gone on southbound 95. they are starting to pick up the pace. 44 miles per hour. not looking at much in terms of delays elsewhere. a smooth ride early beltway. no problem on 70 in towards the beltway. watch for construction in advance of the grand prix. in the northbound direction on light at pratt street. this is the harrisburg expressway. volume picking up just a bit in the outer loop. we're problem-free on the rest of the major roadways.
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that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. now let's get the latest on the buses and the trains. for that we go to vanetta brooks of the mta system. >> we're still showing a few bus delays. the three and 40 lines running a few minutes behind schedule. the 58 and 60 buses are diverting at falstaff. the best ride will be light rail and metro. they continued to run problem- free. marc trains reporting no delays. i am vanetta brooks. now back to tony pann. >> thank you. we have clear skies this morning. there is a system coming off the coast. a cold front that is producing some thunderstorms down to our south. we will have a nice day today. upper 60's and low 70's. 70 in jarrettsville. we talk about the dew points. we have dry air dropping out of the southern part of
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pennsylvania. dew points are in the 50's. this front is the key to our comfort. we have nice weather. the neighboring of something in the tropics. this is near cuba and the yucatan poland's apeninsula. if you have travel plans along the gulf of mexico, he should keep an eye on that. that will probably become tropical storm don. mostly sunny skies today. high temperature around 90 degrees. that is warm. but the humidity level is in the comfortable range. north-northwest wind at 10. cooler tonight. temperatures will drop into the 60's tonight. los 70's in the city. the seven-day forecast. it will start to warm up
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gradually as we head into the weekend. 92 tomorrow. 99 on friday. this will be a brief warm-up. friday and saturday, into that sony or you call it a dangerous heat. a chance for a thunderstorm each afternoon. a brief shot of very hot air that gets comfortable again by sunday and monday. >> a sale of some bankrupt bookstores falls through. borders was going to sell 30 bookstores but those talks did not work out. there are going at of business at all border's location. borders stores across the country. many are wondering about the
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future other desktop computer. there may be hope. >> tablet computers are hot. 50 million expected to be sold this year. part of the growing threat to the desktop. >> televisions and other devices can do so many of the functions that were used to put on pc's. >> desktops sell about 1 million a day. >> there's still that technology that you need desktop power for, mainly gaming, editing, and that type of high-end stuff. >> desktops of more people tend to create and store much of the material that gets loaded onto smaller devices. >> and ipad does not have a lot
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of storage and you cannot edit with the same kind of flexibility of a pc. >> some analysts predict within five years, and mobile devices will pass desktops as a means to connect to the internet. >> pc makers will have to get smarter about selling those devices to people. >> streamlining is one effort to freshen up the traditional desktop. >> there will always be a market for the desktop. >> consumers will determine just how big the market remains. r, wbal-tv 11 news. >> tablets will cannibalize about 35% of the pc market this year. >> sooner or later it will be on our wrist watch.
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hot dogs may be hazardous to your health. gold is soaring. jane king has the business news in the bloomberg business report. good morning to you. >> a lot going on today. the kindle e-reader is the biggest driver for amazon. profit came in better than what one analyst estimated. opening a new distribution centers. amazon is running on all cylinders despite the pressure on its margin. all this political wrangling over a plan to reduce the deficit may cost the u.s. its aaa rating. that would add $100 billion a year to government costs. a house vote has been postponed. gold is trading at $1,600.20 $5
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an ounce. futures are pretty quiet. we got disappointing profit forecast from ups and 3m. football fans are ready to fill empty stadium seats. sales sort 332% -- sales soared 332%. eating hot dogs is just as bad as smoking cigarettes. health experts say moderation is keep. i'm jane king reporting for wbal-tv 11 news. >> i always limit my hot dog in take to just a dozen.
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when you come back, more people are willing to help out their neighbors that are having financial problems these days. i would have thought it might be the opposite. >> i guess it depends on what kind of help. we all feel the crunch lely whether it is cooking your neighbor a meal or helping to lend money. one intent willing to let their neighbor live with them if they were in a bind. mark, up in my next report. >> that is nice to hear. thank you. >> 5:23. a teenager charged with murdering his own father. >> don't forget to e-mail us your response to our water cooler question of the day. what do you think of businesses using financial incentives to attract workers to living in the city, rather than the surrounding suburbs? you can share your response at wbaltv.com and on our facebook page, or send us an e-mail to
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watercooler@wbaltv.com.
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>> today marks the countdown to the london olympics. a few special guest this morning on "today," including michael phelps. 32 nfl teams open up their facilities yesterday now that the labor dispute is over. members of the new york jets started showing up for work first thing tuesday morning in new jersey. in jacksonville, the jaguars have their first-round pick, and
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he was the first player to arrive. players met with their coaches and getting physicals. >> here in baltimore, excitement over the arrival of raven suppliers. the uncertainty left retailers with slow sales and plenty of ravens merchandise to go round. now they are optimistic that ravens stuff will fly off of store shelves. >> people get excited and start shopping like they did last year. last year was pretty busy. >> we're excited the people will be interested in buying. we are not sure which players will have. it will be a big part of the end of summer. >> owners could be left with a surplus of jerseys if some fan favorites are not re-signed. says "stoval" on the back.
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>> live, local, late-breaking, this is wbal-tv 11 news today. >> good morning, everybody. welcome back. i am stan stovall. >> and i'm mindy basara. thank you for joining us this morning. we're so happy to be seeing temperatures in the 80's and 90's. >> it is not exactly football weather. you know i'm going to go there. did your jersey come with a leather helmets? face guard.
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>> it is less humid this morning. the wind shifted to the northwest. 73 right now at the airport. the humidity is dropping. dew points will be in the 50's today. mostly sunny is our forecast. shooting for a high temperature of 89. this would be the fifth time this month the temperature will be below 90 degrees. >> the morning commute is not bad. we have some closures on southbound roland avenue with fire activity. southbound light, watch for some closures because of road work for the grand prix. one lane in each collection on at white street -- light street.
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a bit of a delay developing right past 75. looking good on the harrisburg expressway. everything running smoothly on the j.f.x. into town. not a lot in terms of volume at old court road. this is the key bridge on the east side of the beltway. no problems at the tunnels. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. back to you. >> thank you. a case of arson and murder after firefighters discovered three shooting victims in northeast baltimore. >> firefighters responded on tuesday morning. police were at that home 30 minutes prior for a report of shots fired. >> that is correct. they were. we do know at this point police are getting good cooperation from the community and are investigating several ankles.
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carson teams are investigating after firefighters battled the fire on tuesday morning. firefighters found three victims that had been shot in the head. a man, his daughter, and her boyfriend. >> we are working through the various pieces of physical evidence at the scene. we're talking to neighbors and residents. everyone is cooperative. >> the fire broke out in northeast baltimore. the male victims were found dead on the first floor. the female was clinging to life. one neighbor said he heard shots overnight. >> at least between 5 and it seven shots. the fire might have been set before 6:00 a.m. police are looking into that call to see if it was handled
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properly by the officers. at this point, police don't have any suspects or motives. we do know the homeowner had never had any kind of run-in with the law. they are investigating prior situations involving the daughter and her boyfriend. jennifer franciotti, wbal-tv 11 news. >> a man is in police custody after trying to shoot a baltimore police officer. it happened last night on west lafayette street. the suspect fired several shots at the officer but no one was hit. a 17-year-old is charged with attempted murder every reportedly stabbed his father several times. allen shank attacked his father with a knife. shank say the undyounger
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will be charged as an adult. >> new questions about the system intended to hold maryland's judges accountable. we did not hear a lot about judges whose conduct raises concern. jim miller has a preview. >> we have shown how much secrecy surrounds the accountability of the judges. most disciplinary action is kept confidential. >> when i left the courtroom i thought i would have a mental breakdown. i could not believe what i experienced. >> jim is the father of the rape victim. his daughter was raped by three teenage boys during a party. at the juvenile court hearing, the judge mostly talked not about them but his daughter, effectively blaming her for what happened. >> her character was questioned.
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>> jim filed a complaint. what happened next -- >> there were protecting one of their own. >> would jim was asked to do tonight at 11:00 p.m. >> with six days ago, there is another roadblock to a debt deal. kate amara has more on the story. good morning to you. >> can you believe we're talking about this again? a vote has been postponed. lawmakers are scrambling to rewrite the bill and a round up votes. house republicans are reworking the new debt ceiling plan after budget officials announced it would cut spending by $200 million < advertise.
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the measure could come to a vote tomorrow. >> it is responsible. it can pass the house and the senate. >> democrats say the plan is dead on arrival and president obama has trent to veto -- president obama has threatened to veto. >> the plan by harry reid would raise the debt ceiling through next year and the 2012 election. >> the senate plan is the only real compromise we have today. it is the best shot to avoid that kind of crisis a week from today. >> the sides remain deeply divided over the size of the credit increase and the mission of the new debt commission that would be created under both measures. kate amara, wbal-tv 11 news. >> it appears the elections are playing a role here as well. would you agree with that?
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>> absolutely. the boehner plan would raise the debt ceiling but require a second vote before the election. the president said that would open up this contentious debate to the political pressure during the campaign season. >> kate amara, thank you. deal or no deal? see how a crisis could affect your checkbook. see the potential troubles at wbaltv.com. 5:38. 72 degrees on tv hill. mcdonald's is focusing on healthier foods. >> some prescription drug
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>> welcome back. 81 degrees downtown. a nice start on this wednesday morning. we had a front go through a couple of hours ago. we will wind up near 90 this afternoon. a high of 89. the fifth or sixth time we kept the temperature below 90 this month. the seven-day forecast is coming up in a few minutes. >> mcdonald's is changing its happy meals to make them healthier for children. all mcdonald's restaurants will offer apples with the happy meals along with a small portion of french fries. you have a choice currently between french fries or apple slices. there could be regional or seasonal differences and side options like carrots and raisins
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instead of apples. this will be a 20% reduction in calories and saturated fat per happy meal. >> some prescription in drug prices are expected to plummet thanks to pans that are expiring. drugs going generic including lipitor. in some cases, this could mean more than $100 for a prescription in savings to. >> that is a lot. 72 degrees on tv hill. survivors of the shooting rampage in norway are sharing their story. >> we will hear a survivor's story entirely with the suspected shooter it is saying.
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>> good morning to you. sarah caldwell checking on your morning commute. will want of a problem at the harbor tunnel in the northbound direction, a disabled vehicle has all lanes closed. watch for delays developing quickly coming out of the northbound lanes of 895. closures at 41st street on roland avenue due to fire activity. one lane getting by at light street. delays on the west side. all the major roadways leading up to the beltway without delay. south on 95 in howard county, 54 miles per hour. we're moving well on the west side at old court road. this is traffic near the key bridge. not seeing any delays. tunneled traffic at the fort mchenry looks pretty good. thethat is the latest on traffic pulse 11.
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now let's get the latest on the buses and the trains. for that we go to vanetta brooks of the mta system. good morning. >> right now we have two delays. light rail running with a 15- minute delay in the northbound direction. on the brunswick line, some delays. 890 taking a 10-minute delay. there is a bus diversion at falstaff. i'm vanetta brooks. now back to tony pann. >> thank you. we're off to a nice quiet start on this wednesday. temperatures from 81 downtown to the upper 60's in the northern suburbs. here is the key to the comfort. the dew point. the dew points have been running in the mid to upper 70's. right now, upper 50's and low 60's. that is very comfortable. down to 55 in westminster.
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clear skies. it will be a beautiful sunrise in a few minutes. there are some thunderstorms one up along a cold front. it shifted the win it to the north. this area of high pressure will be in control over the next 24 hours. it will slide off the coast. it will get hot again by the end of the week. would to be near 100 by friday one more time. -- we could be near 100 by friday. the hurricane center is watching a system near the western tip of cuba. this looks pretty organized and it may become a tropical storm don. could move into the gulf of mexico. if you have travel plans there, pay attention to what happens with this system. this will likely become a tropical depression or a tropical storm today. mostly sunny at home.
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high temperatures in the upper 80's and may be near 90. the dew points will be in the 50's. tonight, mostly clear and cooler than last night. temperatures will drop into the 60's in some of the northwest suburbs. it gets hot pretty quickly. 93 on thursday. 99 on friday with a chance for a thunderstorm in the afternoon. it looks like a dry afternoon \ \ / \ weekend at this point. back to the news desk. >> the suspect from friday's deadly attack in norway said he did it to prevent the colonization of the country by muslim. police say anders breivik seemed calm as he explained
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his motive. >> i was hiding and pretending i was not alive. it became quiet. he came to me because i heard his shoes. i held my breath and i did not move. i heard a shot. i knew that he shot me. my body wanted to protect me. i didn't feel any pain. i didn't feel anything. i could lie calm and not move. >> what an incredible story. he was shot in the story. 76 people were killed. anders breivik has pleaded not guilty. >> that is scary. two equipment face murder charges in the death of a man whose body was found in the choptank river. autopsy results reveal louis nichols was asphyxiated. police have arrested charlene weddle and mary chider in connection with the murder.
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they both live with nichols. officers say a motive is unclear. a girl pleads guilty to second- degree murder and assault in the shootings of two men who laughed at her. police say she was 40 which he attended to rob two men. after laughing at her, she reportedly opened fire at her, killing one and injuring the other. sensing will be in september. three people died last week in maryland because of heat- related situation. the ages range from 45 to 65. at least nine heat-related deaths have happened in maryland since june. >> 72 degrees on tv hill. coming up next will be sports.
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>>here is a look at last night's winning maryland lottery numbers.
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>> this morning we asked -- what do you think of businesses using financial incentives to attract workers to living in the city, rather than the surrounding suburbs?
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>> keep sending us those responses. we will post more of your answers on the front page of wbaltv.com. >> good morning. a good start to the road trip for the orioles. they hit four home runs and had 16 hits and won 12-4. jake arrieta got his first win since june 20. what's the orioles hammer brandon morrow. derrek lee up the gap. nick markakis scores.
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derrek lee.for 7-3 orioles. what they pick up j.j. hardy is . robert andino. nolan reimold scores. 12-4. it was fun to watch. alfredo simon will start tonight. the ravens seem happy to be at their owings mills complex. there will be 6:00 p.m. meeting tonight. the players began arriving yesterday morning. the lockout is over. john harbaugh arrived after 10:00 a.m. and put his team through some conditioning tests and physicals. among them, tories smith of the
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university of maryland -- tory smith. >> it feels like we're talking about like we just got drafted. seeing those phases of guys that we have watched play for years. we're excited about it and we cannot wait to get it going to collect the ravens signed marshal yanda. derrick mason said he would like to stay. >> thank you. >> nancy pelosi calls for an ethics investigation into david wu. >> why some parents are transferring their parents to other schools. bees.case of stolen t >> after a beautiful day today, the heat will be backed by the time to get to the weekend.
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>> some good news on 895. we will check on the rest of the major roads. that is coming up.
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>> police continued to investigate a fire that was apparently set to cover a triple homicide. i'm jennifer franciotti. details are next. >> the nation creeping closer to a debt crisis. i am kate amara in washington. >> a baby sitter is facing serious adult charges after allegedly making off with a boy. allegedly making off with a boy. >>

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